Arrest made in 2019 hotel fire

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Meridian Fire Department has made an arrest in a 2019 arson case.

Deputy Fire Chief Jason Collier says 24-year-old Richard Kaine Caffey was arrested for setting a hotel room on fire at the Microtel Inn and Suites on Bonita Lakes Drive.

Collier says they issued a warrant not long after the fire, but were just now able to find Caffey. He’s charged with one count of arson and has a bond of $5,000.